PRIYANKA + NICK'S WEDDING CELEBRATIONS - THE SANGEET

The wedding events continued for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with a joyous Sangeet celebration!

In simple terms… it’s all-out-huge-dance-party! An intense song and dance competition between the families made for a spectacular, fun and love-filled evening for everyone. Picture this - millions of fairy lights and mirrors lit up the grounds to create an enchanted fairytale land. A stunning backdrop for such an opulent venue as Umaid Bhavan Palace.

Priyanka stunned in a GORGEOUS hand embroidered gold and silver sari while Nick looked like a prince in his midnight blue sherwani with gold thread detailing. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla you really nailed it. Royalty! Check out the amazing images below and enjoy!

What do you think!?!? Let us know!

xo

Afzia

Your Day and Their Day

Have your parents been there for most of the wedding planning? Have they been there for the cake-tastings, finding the 'perfect' dress, and everything else under the moon? Even though all of this planning puts the "thank-you's" under the rug most of the time, here are a few suggestions to show your parents that you really do appreciate their love and support.

 

Gifts for parents of the bride and groom normally don't get a whole lot of attention until close to the end of the wedding planning, which makes it hard to show your appreciation for the people who helped you get to be the person you are today. Spread the love with some of these ideas on how to get that message across!


A great idea to show that you care is by getting a few handkerchiefs stitched with a meaningful message to your loving parents. These simple words will bring tears to their eyes and also be very useful when it does!

  

Old Photos of you as a child with your parents is also another great idea to tug at their heartstrings and remind them that you will always be their special little someone even if they think you're growing up too fast.

 

Pendants and necklaces that capture the meaning of 'forever' will help your parents feel like you will always be with them no matter how far away you may be. No matter the distance, a parent will always be a parent and a child will always be their child.

  

Lastly, a great idea for the actual wedding day is to get something engraved for them to wear on your special day so they feel like they are just as much included in the whole process as you are. Remember, this day is just as special to them as it is to you!

 

Until Next Time, 

Charlotte 

XO

"Spread the Love!"

Although it's great to have those heart warming moments with your loved ones on your special day, don't wait for a celebration to arise to share you appreciation.

Spreading the love during the wedding planning process may seem like something you can put on the back burner, but sharing those loving expressions will lighten the mood and relieve the inevitable stress of planning one of the most beautiful days of your life.

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Something as simple as a smile and a hug can show more than 1000 words can say.  Make sure that those special people in your life know how much they mean to you and you will only receive more love back!

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Even though today's post is a little shorter, the meaning and importance behind it is quite large.  We underestimate the power of love and take these fleeting moments for granted at times.  So make sure your loved ones (and your dress of course!) are your top priority and don't let the stress get in the way of coming together and creating your magical day!

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Until next time!

Article written by Charlotte Rodgers ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

 

~ Theme Thursdays ~ Post Wedding Brunch!

There are no obligations or rules to hosting a post wedding brunch. However, it is a nice thank you gesture from the bride and groom to treat their immediate family, wedding party and out of town guests.

Alternatively it can be hosted by a close family member or friend as a gift or way of contributing to the wedding. You can even have a ‘no host’ brunch where you merely make reservations for a space to get together and eat with separate bills!

It is a great and intimate way to catch up with friends and family that you haven’t seen for a while and relive the memories from the night before. It also serves as a warm send off for the newlyweds before they depart for their honeymoon and that is the same for guests who have come from afar. So why not have one last get together before everyone goes on their merry way in different directions!

Guests
It is definitely not necessary to invite everyone who attended your wedding day.  You already hosted one big affair so keep it small and stress free with your nearest and dearest.  You can absolutely send formal invitations with the wedding invite but verbally or by e-vite should suffice too, as long as you have a head count to plan the brunch.  You can be less strict and adopt a drop in at any time.

Location
If you and your guests are already staying at the same hotel, it may be more convenient to host it there.  You can ask if they have a brunch menu available and have them reserve a dining area for you so other guests can join who are not staying at the hotel.  You can even save money if it is the same venue you had your reception.  Get haggling!

 

Depending on your guest list you can go to a local café or restaurant or why not have it at home in an intimate setting. You can even get something delivered if you don’t fancy cooking. 

Time
Bear in mind that most of your guests may be affected from antics from the night before, so don’t have it too early. Also ensure that the brunch schedule fits check out time and those who need to travel including yourself getting off for your honeymoon! 

Menu
Have plenty of juice, tea and coffee available and if you want one last celebrative toast consider mimosas or maybe Caesars (best hangover cure!)  Food can include eggs, bagels, French toast, pastries, fresh fruit and if it’s later you can add more substantial items like quiches and a cold cut meat and cheese selection. You can even have an interactive food station like an omelet or pancake bar.

Overall, keep it simple with minimal input! Re-use décor from the wedding, have chilled music and an easy menu. That’s all you need, easy like Sunday morning! 

 

~ Happy Planning! ~

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Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination

afzia@styleandelegance.ca

519-574-9293


My Family Weekend!

I must say.... getting together with family is one of the best things about the weekends!  This past one was really an impromptu gathering of sisters and cousins that lead to a fabulous afternoon in the park, some homemade Oreo ice cream cake and a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S dinner prepared by my cousin.  With my new found toy (my Canon T2i) I have been taking so many more pictures and this weekend was no different.  I decided to document the day and wow did the images turn out great!  Straying away from the "wedding blogs", I just wanted to share a "Day in the life" feature to change things up a bit!  I hope you enjoy these images and maybe they will serve as inspiration for you to get together with your own family, have some laughs and enjoy each other's company over good food and good conversation.   An added bonus... it was a nice surprise for my mom that she didn't have to lift a finger after she came home from work!  Enjoy everyone!

 

And for the grand finale.........homemade Oreo Ice Cream Cake!  On a VERY hot day, it was just the thing!